It is critically important that companies who use mineral resources in their products maintain supply and price stability, since that is a key to economic success. It is also a key to keeping the entire world economy moving forward over the long run. Of course, when the economy is difficult, many investors turn to minerals like gold and silver as a hedge against downturns in other markets. That means many companies and other investors must be able to know their investment is safe, even if they can’t keep their investments in their possession.
Mick Schmazian is a highly skilled professional mineral prospector, and there is no doubt his job is enormously important. Whether a prospector is searching for gold, silver, oil, coal, diamonds, or some other mineral that is critical to building technologically advanced systems, they are usually involved in every stage of the process, from start to finish. Every minerals market suffers from the potential for a high degree of volatility, which makes Mick’s quest, which is to keep supplies steady, enormously important.